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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS: International Women’s Day

 5 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:45): International Women’s day is marked around the world on 8 March and celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time when women were fighting against oppression and inequality. There is no […]

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GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH: Address-in-Reply

 3 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:12): I rise to speak to the Address-in-Reply to Her Excellency the Governor-General. It is an honour to speak again on this matter. My previous address-in-reply was my first speech in this place in October 2010, and I congratulate the new member for Griffith and all my new […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Economy

24 February 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:55): Recently, we Australians have been told that we are in a period of economic transition. A series of blows to our national economic spirit have left some saying it is the end of us and of life as we know it. In the face of changing economic […]

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Amenian Genocide

21 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:52): I rise to express grave concerns that a House of Representatives committee room has today been used to advocate a revision of accepted history on the Armenian genocide. At the invitation of Labor members for Werriwa and Calwell, revisionist Justin McCarthy has used parliamentary facilities to promote […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: White Ribbon Day

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:32): I rise in the House to talk about the importance of 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the White Ribbon campaign. Please indulge me as I share a personal story. I have come to know a domestic violence sufferer through […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Health: Sport and Recreation, Media

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (17:56): Prior to entering public life, I was in the business of developing multi-activity sport and recreation clubs—some were very successful and some were very public failures. My first meeting to discuss a future in politics was with Dr Brendan Nelson. We talked of my interest in preventative […]

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